Jaguares v Crusaders



  • Taylor considerably faster than the 9 on that run



  • Jags playing with plenty of enterprise, but their error rate is terrible - Crusaders know if they can make their tackles, sooner rather than later one of the Jags will push a pass they shouldn't and a fumble will occur.

    Good defence so far from us - more clinical. A handy lead - necessary, because there's not a lot of firepower to come from the bench.



  • Haha what a try! Mataele makes up for letting in the last try with a poor defensive read by setting up an absolute ripper.



  • Has the rule about not returning the ball back into the scrum been abolished? I have noticed a couple of times recently where dominant scrums going quickly forward and the ball clearly behind the No 8s feet being hooked back into the scrum without sanction. The most recent example just a few minutes back when the Jaguares No 8 did it and Liam Messam did something similar last night again tht eblues.



  • Saders wingers getting the job done.



  • Wow - Brighouse - more than just a name. Crusaders under serious pressure with repeat scrum infringements - on come Funnell and Brighouse - fresh legs and adrenaline. They plough straight through the Jags scrum - up the other end for a try and that's the ballgame!

    Great effort over the past three games - I was hoping to get at least half the available points, but we've collected nearly all of them.



  • Codie Taylor has really impressed me the last two seasons since the Lions tour. This year he has been in dominant form, not just about that amazing run he had but is he now our no1 hooker going into 2019? Coles is amazing but been in the wars and over 30 now, he plays with dynamic style which injuries could impact on. I hope he comes back as good as ever but just a thought.



  • @98blueandgold Yeah - Taylor has been arguably our best player in recent weeks. The bigger gap looks to be between Taylor and whomever is number 3 (presumably Harris), rather than between Coles and Taylor.



  • @chris-b said in Jaguares v Crusaders:

    Wow - Brighouse - more than just a name. Crusaders under serious pressure with repeat scrum infringements - on come Funnell and Brighouse - fresh legs and adrenaline. They plough straight through the Jags scrum - up the other end for a try and that's the ballgame!

    Great effort over the past three games - I was hoping to get at least half the available points, but we've collected nearly all of them.

    I was thinking when they took the 3rd scrum that it was a bad decision. 2nd scrum they weren't dominant and the Crusaders scrum is rarely beaten.



  • Re Taylor; still prone to brain explosion moments when he clouted the Jags player on the back of the head after the Jags player took him inthe kidneys with a seriously late (and dangerous) cleanout from a ruck. Plus he and Perry were getting owned in the last 3 scrums, then lo and behold replaced by Funnell and Brighouse and Saders scrum turns the tables and owns the Jags scrum. Game right there.



  • @shadowtrooper To be fair...comparing him to Coles in the brain explosion stakes leaves him a bit out of his depth..



  • Decent win in the end. Looking forward to seeing the injured guys coming back for the saders.

    Liking what i see from mataele, strong and elusive. Is he NZ eligible?



  • @pukunui said in Jaguares v Crusaders:

    Decent win in the end. Looking forward to seeing the injured guys coming back for the saders.

    Liking what i see from mataele, strong and elusive. Is he NZ eligible?

    He arrived in NZ in February 2015, so I think he should be eligible. The 3-year residency requirement still applies to him, not the 5-year.